Updates and notices of meeting – 10 May 2017

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Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting on Rubbish in Croydon – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping.

Thanks too to everyone who booked a place ahead of the night and to the kind attendees who stepped in to help in a variety of ways on the night, including setting up, clearing away and covering the registration desk. It was appreciated.

One of the issues discussed on the night. Black bags of domestic waste dumped one night, torn apart by foxes during the night before they could be cleared.

A display of local information was made available on the night, with copies to take away.

 

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of meeting.

The notes of meeting will follow, followed by a council response to questions and points made at the meeting.

Updates from previous meetings

Croydon Air Quality plan
Cllr Stuart King responded promptly to a query arising from the last meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to contribute to the Air Quality Action Plan but the consultation has been postponed due to the election.

Notices

Summer Lunchtime Recitals on Fridays at Croydon Minster – Fridays from May 12
These start on Friday 12 May and run weekly, through to Friday 16 May. Feel free to bring a packed lunch. The events are free but donations are welcome. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/summer-lunchtime-recitals-on-friday-at-croydon-minster-starting-may-12/

Saffron Central
Saffron Central is the brainchild of Ally McKinlay, who crowdfunded for a  pop-up crocus farm on the empty Taberner House site. As building work has not yet started, Saffron Central have had an extension. To link with Croydon Pride on 15 July, which will be held in Queens Gardens, Ally is working on a Hearts and Flowers theme, to link with Croydon PrideFest and the Croydon Summer of Love festival being held in Wandle Park.

Work starting this Saturday, 13 May with tasks such as clearing crocuses and preparing the planting aisles. All are welcome to get involved in this community venture. Why not pop along and find out more? Donations of flowering plants, durable artwork linking to the theme, offers of help or donations all welcome!

This is just the first of many sessions where the community can get involved.  See the post here for more details.

Indoor Car Boot sale – May 13
At St Mary’s, Addington Village, on Saturday 13 May from 9am to 1pm. See:  https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/indoor-car-boot-sale-at-st-marys-addington-village-13-may-from-9am-to-1pm/

 

 

 

South Norwood’s Sensible Garden

The garden is situated in South Norwood High Street SE25, opposite the Harris Academy and near the Goat House bridge.

The workday this Sunday, as mentioned in the meeting, has been postponed as Crystal Palace are playing at home that day. Sunday 21 May is the new date.

New helpers are always welcome, particularly anyone who could offer to water the garden during dry spells.

The garden has a Facebook page. See The Sensible Garden

Helpers tend to meet on Sundays but it is not a regular arrangement as yet.

A party is planned for June 18 from 1pm, including music from the ’60’s and 70’s. Bring food and love to share. All welcome.  This event is in fond remembrance of Jo Cox MP and to honour Robbie Gibson who has been missing since June 13, 2016.

Friends Coffee morning – May 17

The Asian Resource Centre in Croydon is hosting a monthly coffee morning at CVA on the London Road, West Croydon. The next is on Wednesday 17 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/friends-coffee-morning-weds-17-may-with-asian-resource-centre-in-croydon/

 

Afternoon Car Boot Sale – May 21
A series of boot sales will be held at Croydon Postal Club in Warlingham, with the first on Sunday 21 May.  Open from noon with sellers admitted from 11am. Click here for details.

 

 

Faiths Together in Croydon – Respect event – May 24
Save the date. More details to follow shortly.

Carer’s Week – 12 to 18 June
A variety of events organised for carers in Croydon, including Care’s Information Day on 14 June in the Community Space, at Bernard Weatherill House.

 

Croydon Pridefest – July 15
For details of Croydon Pridefest, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/croydon-pridefest-is-back-in-2017-save-the-date/

 

 

Interfaith Forum – September 10

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running their third Interfaith Forum at the mosque in St James’s Road. Free but booking required to help the organisers cater for numbers. For details, click here.

 

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/

All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

SNARL are looking for people willing to help leaflet areas in Croydon. 

If interested, contact CCC who can pass details on.

Purley Food Hub
Thanks were given to people who had brought along items to the meeting to donate.  Purley Food Hub serves Croydon and the organisation is always looking for donations to support their work. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for May here.

The Refugee Centre in West Croydon also seeks donations and CCC are currently waiting to receive an updated leaflet.

 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings.  Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward. 

CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

Membership
If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

 

Next meeting
This will be announced shortly but there will be no meeting in June.

Updates and notices of meeting – 12 April 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting organised in association with London Sustainability Exchange.

 

A display of local information was made available, with copies to take away.

 

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of meeting.

There may be brief meeting notes to follow, along with the presentation.

Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website, with a very recent update to the latest versions. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/ Anyone can download flyers here, to share.

All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

 

The acclaimed WW1 exhibition at Whitgift School, Remembering 1916 – Life on the Western Front,  is now offering free entry until it closes on 16 April 2017.

Permits to use the three main Recycling Centres in Croydon are now required.  These are issued to all Croydon residents who apply with correct ID.  For full details, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/permits-needed-to-use-recycling-centres-in-croydon-from-3-april/

 

The proposed new ward boundaries for Croydon have been published and today marks the start of an 8-week consultation ending on May 8, 2017 giving residents a chance to have their say before they are finalised.

 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings.  Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward. 

CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

 

What’s On Croydon is a new initiative with daily listings of events for Croydon and includes a website with posters to download. Get in touch via email to find out how to get events listed and promoted. for further info see: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/whats-on-in-croydon-new-listings-of-events-for-croydon/

 

RUBBISH revisited! 
The next meeting will be on May 10 and will focus on RUBBISH – Refuse, recycling and flytipping, returning to the subject just over three years on from the initial meeting on the subject.

Questions and comments in advance of the meeting please. See website for full details, how to submit questions and how to book at https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/public-meeting-rubbish-revisited-weds-10-may-2017/

And please help spread the word.

Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign is holding a  demonstration on 10 May also outside the Sutton Civic Centre. See the campaign’s website for details here and find the event on facebook, here.

Borough-wide Residents’ Associations meeting & RA contact list
And, also on the same evening, the Croydon Conservatives are holding a meeting with representatives from the borough’s Residents’ Associations (RAs). These meetings are organised by the Croydon Conservatives and are open to representatives from all RAs across the borough and focus on information sharing and hearing the views of residents.

If you are involved in an RA who is not currently invited but would like to be and/or you know of an RA which is not listed on our list, please get in touch.

There is a Broad Green Community Spring Clean on Monday 17 April, organised by the Broad Green Residents’ Association.

All are welcome to join residents and local councillors at this event.

The organisers ask that anyone with children considers whether or not to bring them as litter picking will be alongside some busy roads.

See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/spring-clean-broad-green-on-monday-april-17-all-welcome/

North Croydon Community Group Community Garden event on 22 April

Everyone is also welcome to get involved with the community garden project being organised by North Croydon Community Group

See poster for details:

https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/north-croydon-community-group-dig-it-together-event-22-april-2017-11am-to-2pm/

 

 

 

Easter services at St Michael’s
St Michael’s with All Angel’s has a number of services for Easter.  See their website for details of this and other events.

Find them on Twitter at @stmichaelsc1

Membership
If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

Next meeting
A meeting focussing on Rubbish – Refuse, recycling and flytipping, has been organised for 10 May 2017.  Details and links to booking here.

Public Meeting – Rubbish revisited! Weds 10 May 2017

Three years on from our first meeting on the subject and due to continued borough-wide interest, the committee is pleased to announce a public meeting to follow up on the subject.

RUBBISH revisited!

Everyone’s talking about refuse, recycling and flytipping; a borough-wide issue.

 

Please join us for our public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Questions & comments:
Please provide these as soon as possible and at least a fortnight prior to the meeting.  You can do as a comment of this post. Alternatively, you can email us and we will post for you.

Please keep questions and comments short and to the point.

A council officer has agreed to provide a response.  All councillors are also invited to attend.

Download a flyer to share, here: RUBBISH! Refuse, Recycling and Flytipping.

On the night:
Doors open at 7pm. After registration, tea and coffee will be available, and an opportunity for informal networking. There will be community information on display.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm with brief introductions and notices.

This is your chance to express your views and get questions on the subject answered.

Please book a place
If you have difficulty booking or have any other queries please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

FAQs
Who can attend?
Anyone with an interest in Croydon.

Is there a cost?
No. Places are free.

Do I need to book a place?
Yes, please. This will speed up registration and means you won’t need to provide details on the night.

We can register you manually on the night if you haven’t booked and if places are still available but this may mean queuing, delayed entry and potentially delaying the start of the meeting which we’d prefer to avoid.

Booking via Eventbrite, whether or not you bring your ticket with you, will speed up your entry, so please do book or email us so we can sort out registration ahead of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Those who pre-book will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity at any meeting.

Is this council led or run?
No. CCC is an independent group run by Croydon residents. CCC is partly funded by a small grant from Croydon Council but is independent of the council.

Are meetings and activities aligned to any political party?
CCC is strictly apolitical. Everyone attending is asked to respect this in the comments made during meetings and in any literature brought to the meeting.

Is the venue accessible?
Yes. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking can be provided for blue badge holders with prior notice so please get in touch well before the meeting so arrangements can be made.

There is no hearing loop.

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There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub again at this meeting.  The list for May 2017 is here. Canned fruit, canned vegetables, tinned meat, can openers and basic toiletries are always welcome.

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

Want to receive notices of this and future events?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

 

Questions and points offered prior to the meeting are listed below in the comments.

The photo below was taken by a resident, showing the mess the morning following two bag bags being dumped the night before.

These photos relate to question 6

 

 

Public meeting on tackling air pollution in Croydon – Wednesday 12 April 2017

Please join us for this public meeting focussing on tackling air pollution in Croydon, in association with London Sustainability Exchange.

The meeting will be held in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) is running a project supporting community groups to measure air pollution across London and are looking for groups in Croydon who might be interested in understanding and tackling the challenge in their area.

Through the project, LSx will support community groups to measure pollution in their area and make action plans to bring about change. There is no charge for involvement in the project.

Why not come along, meet others, find out more about the project and how to get involved?

LSx image – used with permission

More information on the project can be found here: Cleaner Air 4 Communities.

There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.

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Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start at 7.20pm with brief notices.

We will aim to finish by 9pm. If possible, we’ll endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

Download a copy of the flyer to share here:  Flyer – Tackling air pollution – April 2017

or a simpler version, here:  flyer Croydon – April 2017

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it is in a central location with good transport links.

We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and Add me in the subject line.

Updates and notices of meeting – 14 March 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting and to all who booked a place which meant the meeting started on time.  Particular thanks to Cllr Simon Brew who attended and responded to questions that arose.

A display of local information was made available, with copies to take away.

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of meeting.

The meeting notes will follow when finalised after all attending have had the opportunity to view and comment.

Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website, with a very recent update to the latest versions. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/ Anyone can download flyers here, to share.

All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

 

The next Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board meeting is on Wednesday 15 March 2017.The Board is funded by the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime, and aims to give the borough’s residents a voice on safety and policing issues and to hold the police and their partners to account.

The focus of the meeting is on tackling antisocial behaviour and includes a police report. The meeting will be held in the Community Space at Bernard Weatherill House, not the See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/croydon-safer-neighbourhood-board-weds-15-march-2017/ 

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Croydonites, an eclectic mix of theatre, is back for a second year in Croydon at various venues.

The festival is funded by the Council, Arts Council England and is the work of local Croydon residents.

Copies of the programme were available at the meeting and details can be viewed here.

 

LSx image – used with permission

Tackling pollution in Croydon
London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) is running a project supporting community groups to measure air pollution across London and are looking for groups in Croydon who might be interested in understanding and tackling the challenge in their area.  They would be prepared to train people and community groups to measure pollution in the area and make action plans to bring about change. There is no charge for involvement in the project.

In addition to the meeting tonight in London, which CCC has advertised, with at least one representative of a group from Croydon attending as a result, CCC has agreed to facilitate a future meeting in Croydon if there is sufficient interest. Anyone interested is asked to email CCC at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

South Croydon Community Association (SCCA) are holding a Question Time event at Croydon College on the evening of 16 March 2017. This event focusses on taking the Arts forward in Croydon.   Full details can be found here.

Booking is via Eventbrite.

Croydon Debate Club
The next event will be held on 29 March 2017 at Project B. This event will involve a debate on Croydon’s Air Quality Action Plan which is out to public consultation. Cllr Stuart King, Cabinet member for Transport and Environment, will speak at this event.

The following is a debate with Gavin Barwell MP, pencilled in for 13 April 2017, venue and topic to be confirmed.

 

 

 

The acclaimed WW1 exhibition at Whitgift School, Remembering 1961 – Life on the Western Front,  is now offering free entry until it closes on 16 April 2017.

Permits to use the three main Recycling Centres in Croydon will be required from 3 April 2017.  These will be issued to all Croydon residents who apply with correct ID.  For full details, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/permits-needed-to-use-recycling-centres-in-croydon-from-3-april/

 

The proposed new ward boundaries for Croydon have been published and today marks the start of an 8-week consultation ending on May 8, 2017 giving residents a chance to have their say before they are finalised.

 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings.  Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward. 

CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

Purley Food Hub
And thank you to those who brought along a contribution to Purley Food Hub on the night.

Membership
If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

Next meeting
Details of our next meeting shortly.

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Open Public Meeting – Tuesday 14 March 2017

Please join us for our public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Anyone can propose a topic for discussion or provide a notice and priority will be given to those noting details as a comment on this post or by emailing us ahead of the meeting.

There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.

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Feel free to leave a comment, note a notice you want to present or a topic for discussion as a comment on this post, or email us. These will be given priority on the night.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start by 7.30pm.

There will be brief introductions and notices.

Any invited speakers will then speak and take questions.

The meeting will then be open for you to share your views, offer a notice or propose a topic for discussion.

We will aim to finish by 9pm. If possible, we endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub at this meeting.  See the current list of requests, here.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

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Download a copy of the flyer to share here: flyer-croydon-mar-2017

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

And feel free to add a topic for discussion a notice or questions and comments to this post ahead of the event.  These will be given priority on the night but these should be time for anyone present to offer other topics or notices on the night..

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and Add me in the subject line.

Notes of meeting on 20mph consultation – February 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 6 February, 2017.

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Notices and notes of meeting

The notices of meeting were posted up after the meeting.  Find them here.

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The discussions in the meeting were devoted to the current consultation on 20mph.

The notes of meeting were agreed with those attending before posting.

You can access them here: notes-of-meeting-06_02_2017-final

Please note that Cllr King has provided links to evidence that comments in support of the scheme can and will be taken into consideration and these are included in the notes.

screen-shot-2017-02-12-at-18-12-58The questions offered prior to the meeting received a response from Waheed Alam on behalf of the Council, and you can find them here.  This also provides links to the consultation and information, including the Council’s FAQs.

Please do let Cllr Bashford and/or your local councillor know if you have not yet received the consultation document, as per the request in the meeting.

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As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

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Next public meeting

The next meetings are being planned. See notes of meeting for details.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 14 March 2017, which will either be a general meeting where any subject can be discussed and any notice given or it will be a meeting on crowdfunding. Please let us know asap if a meeting on crowdfunding would be of interest to you.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

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